Please take a moment to learn about the services/products our newest ABM’s provide.

Doctors Lab                                         Enchanted Rock, LTC

MEDcoAmerica                                       Pinnacle Quality Insight

Prime Care Technologies                          Synergy Healthcare Resources

Have you Designated your facility’s Infection Preventionists (IPs) as the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation requires by November 2019?

CMS Requirements for a designated Infection Preventionist state:

483.80(b) Infection preventionist. The facility must designate one or more individuals(s) as the infection preventionist(s) (IPs) who are responsible for the facility’s IPCP.  The IP must:

(1) Have primary professional training in nursing, medical technology, microbiology, epidemiology, or other related field;

(2) Be qualified by education, training, experience or certification;

(3) Work at least part-time at the facility; and

(4) Have completed specialized training in infection prevention and control.

American Health Care Association (AHCA) is ready to help you meet the new Infection Preventionist specialized training requirement finalized by CMS in the Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities with the NEW Online Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO).

The course, available to both Members and Non-members of THCA & AHCA, is an online, self-study program with 23 hours of training that includes online lectures, case studies and interactive components taught by an array of experts from around the country.  IPCO meets the expectations CMS has outlined on the required components of the specialized training.  Click here to learn more about the IPCO.

National Skilled Nursing Care week will be observed May 13-19, 2018. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”, paying homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to everyday interactions. Facilities will be encouraged to collect narratives on each individual’s most significant life events, relationships and experiences to cultivate a shared sense of purpose at the center and in the surrounding community.

“We are proud to honor the unique stories of those in the long term and post-acute care communities,” said Mark Parkinson, AHCA President and CEO. “This National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we hope centers and community members alike take the opportunity to join us in this celebration of life.”

New THCA Provider Members!

We are proud to announce the Ensign Group has joined THCA! Since 1999, they have provided communities with compassionate, post-acute care. We look forward to working with them and having them help further quality long term care here in Texas.

Know a non-member that may be interested in joining THCA? We are always looking to bring in new long term care providers to our organization and help them continue to achieve great service in long term care. Have them contact Megan Reed, Director of Membership and Outreach at for more information.